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Re: Fedora 7

On Friday 05 January 2007 14:43, Horst H. von Brand wrote:
> I'd like to do the following: Net-installing machine #1 gets the stuff
> required for that install (only!) and caches it, from cache install
> machines #2 .. #30. Now update machine #1, cache updates (so they can be
> used to update #2 .. #30, or even for fresh installs of #31 .. #35).
> If machine #20 needs some extra package, get and cache that one. If some
> machine asks for a package, look if what is up to date and hand that over;
> if not, get the last version.
> Sort of local-net /var/cache/yum (with a bit smarter handling ;-). Sure,
> it'll need some smarts to figure out that a package is obsoleted by another
> (version) to free space, but this might be handled by hand. Disk space is
> inexpensive, international network access is limited and expensive here
> (and it is probably much worse elsewhere). And it is not fun downloading
> the same files 30 times, or mirroring 10 files that aren't used locally to
> get the one you'll install 30 times.

Er, how is this not possible with a sufficiently large squid caching proxy?

Jesse Keating
Release Engineer: Fedora

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